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The Secret Languages of English Con Men, Parisian Prostitutes, and German Bandits

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On All Hallows Day, 1566, a beggar appeared at the door of a wealthy Kentish landowner and author named Thomas Harman. The beggar was naked from the waist up, his clothes were dirty, and his face was smeared with blood.
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Nocs™ — text editor with Dropbox and Markdown

Get Nocs™ — text editor with Dropbox and Markdown on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Writing and Close Reading: Annotating for Argumentation

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Annotation: What is it?

At it simplest form, mark-ups on a text. A reading strategy as old as texts themselves. Yet at its most useful annotation is more purposeful coding rather than mark-ups dotting a page (Fisher and Frey, 2011).


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:02 PM

Close Reading and Writing are inextricably linked. Close reading or 'reading with a pencil' is a precursor to meaningful discussion and argumentative writing all of which should occur in every class every day.

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Lettrs – Take Time To Write

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lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing


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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:59 AM

Ce logiciel transforme votre prose électronique en une lettre postée, manuscrite si vous le souhaitez...

Un charmant petit air de "c'était mieux avant" non ?

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:40 PM

Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:47 PM

for more  practice

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Total Recall - Mind Map

Total Recall is the simple and elegant solution to mind mapping on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.


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LucaVanin's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:08 AM

Mai provato ma da sperimentare: la MindMap è un validissimo strumento per i WebMeeting in cui vogliamo fare collaborare tra loro molte persone.

La testeremo e vedremo se ha una marcia in più rispetto alle altre!

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:40 AM

This could be useful for students!

Brandi McWilliams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:48 PM

I love this app. I have been using @Total Recall for two years, one of my fav #mindmapapps.

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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

"According to Elizabeth  Calhoon, an academic technology specialist at the Santa Clara (CA) County  Office of Education, the best way to use apps for Common Core curriculum is not  to look for apps aligned to specific standards but to find ones that encompass  the "ideas of collaboration and creation [which] are far more pervasive in  Common Core" than in the current paradigm. The following is a selection of apps  for ELA and math, curated with help from Calhoon, that do just that."


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Remove Any Image Background With Clipping Magic

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Clipping Magic is a free web app for quickly and easily removing image backgrounds.

When using images for PowerPoint presentations, blog posts and other projects, one may require removing their background so that they may blend in with the colors of your presentation slide, blog or canvas.  However, removing a background image isn’t easy and being a PRO at PhotoShop is not possible for everyone.


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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:28 PM

This will make presentations more fun :-)

Ra's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:21 PM

Add to the resources folder, just in case. 

NikMak's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:39 AM

Καταπληκτικό εργαλείο! Πιο γρήγορα δεν γίνεται! 

 

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Docs Voice Comments

You can now give students voice feedback about their writing in Google Docs. This short video will show you how. You will need to teach students how to...


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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:12 AM

Een erg praktische toevoeging in Chrome aan Google Docs. Scheelt bergen tijd aan correctie. Wel even je leerlingen leren dat ze "open met..." en dan Voice comment moeten klikken.

Eric Kleipool's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:57 PM

stem feedback in google docs. Mooi!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Excellent way to give feedback.

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Interesting charts on the growing importance of...

Interesting charts on the growing importance of... | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
A new report finds that the demand for college graduates is only going to rise in the future. The fastest growing jobs require degrees.
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Quick Start Guide to Flipping your Classroom with Peer Instruction

Quick Start Guide to Flipping your Classroom with Peer Instruction | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
Ready to turn your students’ worlds right side up? Flip your classroom with Peer Instruction. Peer Instruction is the first innovative teaching method I tried the second time teaching my &#82...

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Google Lit Trips: Bringing Travel Tales to Life

Google Lit Trips: Bringing Travel Tales to Life | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Books in 3-D:
Computer-generated imagery creates a pivotal background for The Kite Runner: Pashtunistan Square, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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What a great way to allow students to explore literature!

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Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

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Gingko App - For collaborative writing

Gingko App - For collaborative writing | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

Since Gingko is tree-based, one person can work on the overall organization, while a second is writing the main points of a particular section, and a third is taking those points and fleshing them out in a subsection.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:32 PM

Very good app for long documents. You could work in a 3 tree level, allowing you to conect between levels, add links, pics, etc... quite user-friendly.

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:52 AM

Need to try out this tool, looks exciting!

Asif Mehedi's curator insight, June 11, 2014 12:56 PM

Now that I've discovered the wonderful Gingko App, my writing (and pre-writing) is not going to be the same again.

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Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology

Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
"But MOMMMMM. I don

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:44 AM

Interesting perspective, to be taken with some salt...

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10 Free Apps To Jumpstart Your iPad Cart - Getting Smart by Guest Author

10 Free Apps To Jumpstart Your iPad Cart - Getting Smart by Guest Author | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

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Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider.

 Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:43 PM

Very good guide, thanks for sharing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:06 PM

Very Helpful!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:06 PM

The apps are organized to help meet Bloom's Taxonomy.

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iPad Summit Nuggets « techchef4u

iPad Summit Nuggets « techchef4u | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:46 AM

iPad Nuggets, tools, and resources from iPad Summit Atlanta

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:23 PM

 Attended this conference as well. It had many great presenters and topics. The message that came across loud and clear? It is about putting learning and the creation of knowledge into the hands of our students.

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...

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Citation and Bibliography Generator: APA, MLA, Chicago - Easy, quick, free

Citation and Bibliography Generator: APA, MLA, Chicago - Easy, quick, free | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it

Automatically generate bibliographies, references and title pages in APA, MLA and Chicago styles.


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Tracee Orman's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:56 AM

Automatically generates citations and bibliographies for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

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Great Teachers Don't Teach | Digital Delights -...

Great Teachers Don't Teach | Digital Delights -... | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
In a conversation on LinkedIn, one person asked, "What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?" I read quite a few excellent remarks that describe what such a teacher does to be effective.
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Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule

Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
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The ultimate goal is to create critical thinkers in the high school classroom. Non-fiction texts allows teachers to help students understand citations, research, opinion vs. fact, and it can be integrated with fiction to support the contrasting text.  As a former journalist and high school English teacher, it is essential for students to identify a credible source, proper research and understand an argument before they leave high school. 

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Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job | TechCrunch

Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job | TechCrunch | iPads in Language Arts | Scoop.it
It's easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech bubbles, where it seems that everyone carries five phones, owns three laptops and just had lunch with a sentient robot. But, the reality is outside of the bubble is a little different.
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